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Jeff Cotton lives!

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 09 Jan 2018, 13:02

AKA Antennae Jimmy Semens - died three days ago, apparently.

I was never too clear on who did what, but Wikipedia says he was responsible for the vocals on this:



and slide guitar on most other tracks.

RIP



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Cotton

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Re: RIP Jeff Cotton

Postby Rayge » 09 Jan 2018, 14:57

That is sad news - saw him play with the Magic Band at Middle Earth. He played all the Ry Cooder slide parts from Safe as Milk. His album(s) as part of Mu had some minor moments, too.
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Re: RIP Jeff Cotton

Postby Charlie O. » 09 Jan 2018, 14:58

He did the vocals on “Pena”. That might be his pinched voice on “Ella Guru” too (not sure).

Also played on Strictly Personal/Mirror Man and the less-heralded but nonetheless massive Mu album. Subsequently became a Christian minister, iirc.

One talented dude. RIP
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Re: RIP Jeff Cotton

Postby bobzilla77 » 09 Jan 2018, 18:47

I'd always heard it was him that sings Pena, and the spoken bit on The Blimp.

John French tells the story of certain members of the band turning on him & beating the shit out of him at some point during the Trout Mask ordeal.

I sometimes wonder... am I morally compromised listening to it, knowing its creation produced some horrible abuse?

RIP Jeff Cotton, thanks for the great guitar playing.
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Re: RIP Jeff Cotton

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Jan 2018, 19:47

RIP Jeff. You were part of something great
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Re: RIP Jeff Cotton

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 10 Jan 2018, 09:49

Apparently he's still alive and well, according to a couple of Facebook posts which I can't link to from here.

The Wiki death date has gone, anyway.

I never understand why anyone would start such rumours, but anyway - some good news, I think...
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Postby Rayge » 10 Jan 2018, 10:33

Excellent news, I'd say. He's younger than I am
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Re: RIP Jeff Cotton

Postby fange » 10 Jan 2018, 11:17

Maybe change the thread title, JC. :)
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Re: RIP Jeff Cotton

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Jan 2018, 11:32

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Re: RIP Jeff Cotton

Postby clive gash » 10 Jan 2018, 11:34

Any chance of Coany resurrecting Tim Buckley?
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Re: RIP Jeff Cotton

Postby jimboo » 10 Jan 2018, 19:16

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I never understand why anyone would start such rumours, but anyway - some good news, I think...


Or why people feel the need to spread them , tut.
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Re: Jeff Cotton lives!

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Re: Jeff Cotton lives!

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Jan 2018, 21:29

I just this morning ran into Gary Lucas (he lives near my daughter's school apparently). I'm happy report he too is still alive!
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Re: Jeff Cotton lives!

Postby bobzilla77 » 11 Jan 2018, 19:44

Wiki death date is back up & it is noted that Gary Lucas has posted confirmation of the death in Facebook but there are no news articles.

Cheers respect and best wishes to you Jeff wherever you are!
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